Patrick S. Brown

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2653
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Patrick S. Brown is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of the White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice group.

In his practice, Patrick represents individual and corporate clients in complex criminal and regulatory matters, including government investigations, internal investigations, white collar criminal defense, and SEC enforcement actions. Patrick also represents government contractors in False Claims Act investigations and litigation.

Representative Matters

  • An individual facing a multi-count indictment and an SEC complaint in the Southern District of New York involving allegations of insider trading and false statements.
  • A London-based foreign-exchange trader charged with wire fraud and conspiracy in the Eastern District of New York. Client successfully challenged extradition from the U.K.
  • An international electronics corporation in connection with a DOJ criminal antitrust grand jury investigation. DOJ declined to bring criminal charges.
  • An international auto parts corporation in an internal investigation.
  • An international financial institution in connection with a U.S. criminal probe into allegations of fraud, corruption, and money laundering.
  • A former vice president of a Fortune 100 company in a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation.
  • The independent corporate compliance monitor for a multinational oil and gas corporation pursuant to the company’s deferred prosecution agreement with the DOJ.
  • A former investment portfolio manager in an SEC enforcement matter. SEC declined to bring an action against the individual.
  • An individual in connection with a criminal and regulatory investigation involving the transportation of hazardous materials.
  • A government contractor in a False Claims Act investigation involving product substitution.
  • Five witnesses in connection with False Claims Act litigation in the District Court for the District of Columbia.

Patrick also maintains an active pro bono practice by representing criminal defendants in Montgomery County, Maryland. In 2016, he served as second chair in a three-day, nine-witness trial in which the judge declared a mistrial due to a hung jury, whose final tally was 9-3 in favor of not guilty.

Patrick earned his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and his J.D., cum laude, from the University of Maryland, where he served as associate editor of the Maryland Law Review and president of the Moot Court Board. During law school, Patrick interned for the Honorable Richard J. Leon in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Upon graduation, he received the Public Service Award for his work in the clinical law program and was inducted into The Order of Barristers for excellence in written and oral advocacy.

Patrick is a native of the Washington, D.C. area and a graduate of Gonzaga College High School. At Holy Cross, he was captain of the NCAA Division I Men’s Golf team.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Maryland


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